|Martin Heidegger - The Self Assertion of the German University 1933 - Martin Heidegger|
Martin Heidegger's [in]famous "Rectoratsrede" or "Rector's inaugural address", given in 1933. A careful reading of this speech is essential for anyone trying to understand the early philosophy of Heidegger, and why he eventually withdrew from politics. Leo Strauss' essays entitled "Existentialism" and "German Nihilism" should be read in conjunction with this speech.
Keywords: Martin Heidegger; Leo Strauss; Historicism; Existentialism; Allan Bloom; Husserl; Philosophy; Socrates; Nietzsche; Nihilism; Nazism
|Martin Heidegger: Natural Science and Metaphysics - Martin Heidegger|
An essay by Martin Heidegger on the dispositions underlying metaphysics (Aristotle), and modern natural science. (Newton, Descartes) The interested reader is encouraged to compare these analyses with Strauss' discussions of the spirit of modern natural science as founded by Francis Bacon.
Keywords: Heidegger; Natural Science; Science; Metaphysics; Descartes; Newton; Francis Bacon; Leo Strauss; Modernity; Husserl; Historicism
|Martin Heidegger - Der Spiegel Interview 1966 (English translation): - Martin Heidegger (interview 1966)|
This is the famous "Der Spiegel Interview" from 1966 in which Heidegger discusses the current crisis of nihilism and his rejection of some kind of fusion of East and West. A return to, and a resuscitation of the Western Tradition is here anticipated as essential. Heidegger also here gives some further information which may help one to think about his motives in 1933 and thereafter. It is suggested that this piece be read in conjunction with the essay "On Existentialism", by Leo Strauss, also ava...
Keywords: Martin Heidegger; Nihilism; Nietzsche; Spiegel Interview 1966; Leo Strauss; Existentialism; Modernity; Technology; Philosophy; Metaphysics